The Camposanto - Pisa, Italy

Dec 24, 2020 456

WHILE THE CAMPOSANTO (MONUMENTAL CEMETERY) is right next to one of the most recognized buildings in the world, it does not see nearly as many visitors. The silence and stillness when traversing the open-air hallways adds to the sometimes haunting nature of the 14th-15th-century frescoes. These works of art include “The Last Judgement,” “Hell,” and “The Triumph of Death and Thebaid.”

The stone floor tiles are all gravestones dating to the late 13th-century and sarcophagi are scattered throughout the halls. Well respected and famous people rest here, including members of the Medici family. From the beginning, this building was designed to preserve the history of medieval Italy.

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